McNutt also pitched very well in the AFL a year ago and had just reestablished some value after an injury plagued season. Anyone that says that was a slam dunk trade a year ago isn't living in reality.
Since Kyle has to field the "WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE!?!!?!" question every couple of hours, I'd like to pose a series of questions I've asked multiple times and never gotten a straight answer to:
How many years of Castro/Rizzo do you guys think is necessary to waste before moves are allowed to be made to give them some support?
How many more internal players are necessary to put out before signing FAs is OK?
Let's look at Darwin Barney - a solid starter and prime aged player who is not high ceiling enough to start for 10 years with the Cubs. Does this mean the Cubs can not win with Darwin Barney manning second base? If they can win, what does this say about how long a Core should be together? Do you need a guy who will be a 10 year starter at the majority of positions to be a Core/Foundation member?
Yeah Dallas Green sucked at bringing in young talent. I mean he traded for Ryne Sandberg. Drafted Maddux, Grace, Palmerio, Moyer, Girardi. I'd imagine that a core of Maddux, Sandberg, Grace, Palmerio, Moyer might have done ok for the Cubs. Hendry got the Cubs within 5 outs of the World Series with home grown talent leading the way. Yep, stupid for Cubs fans to look at that and think it might be the way to go.
I think we've done this before, but the highest he's been is 32 for Baseball America. Maybe you cite something different, but 32 is outside of the top 30.Jackson was a top 30 prospect last offseason,
He also struck out 138 times in 512 PAs between AA and AAA - 27% as a former first round pick, college trained hitter. 64 of them came in 215 AAA PAs - 30%.
It doesn't take hindsight to say Jackson was a little overrated as a prospect. I've been saying he was overrated ever since he piled up Ks on his initial AAA callup.
Non-internal key talents on that 2003 team:Hendry got the Cubs within 5 outs of the World Series with home grown talent leading the way.
Kyle's answered that question before btw. It's just a ridiculous question to constantly have to field, and no answer is indisputable.
Wait getting close means nothing, but winning 75 does?
Save the kittens, ignore sbs' posts
Red Sox hater since 10/2011
It is anyway, not anyways.
Or just this:
Also: 75 wins is based on yet another thing made up and put out as a legitimate point and fact. There's no actual science or math in that, someone just said buying FAs make this team a 75 win team and somehow that was allowed to be treated as legitimate.If people are *****ing about a team like the 2008 one as being built the "wrong way" then yes.
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And then you had our playoff SP, which included Prior, Wood and Zambrano, all of whom were home grown, on top of Matt Clement, who was traded for using minor leaguers.
You can attribute a good chunk of the 2003 Cubs success to their own home grown talent, either by actual contribution on the roster, or by trade. 100% of the SP IP in the playoffs were turned in directly by pitchers who were drafted by the Cubs, or, by means of trading for players using prospects...drafted by the Cubs.